Shaman - Reason

Year of Release: 2005
Label: AFM Records
Catalog Number: AFM CD 087-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 49:18:00


What is it?

What does Shaman have in common with Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, et al? In their own way they are trying to create product that can be marketed, aimed at a target demographic, hyped beyond all reason and touted as the next big thing.

I am sick and tired of the moaning I hear from people in the metal community concerning the lack of substance in bands that are on MTV and that receive airplay, followed closely by my aversion to the whining concerning the unfairness of the pop, rock and country markets and how hard it is for "real musicians" to make it in the music biz?.

This type of "go-nowhere" "music" strives for and achieves its goal ....the only difference between this and the crap that the grist-mill of American pop spews out continually is that you can avoid hearing this? unless you live in Brazil...


What it is:

This is 80s inspired "metal-lite." Nothing to see here folks. Move along. Lack-luster songwriting, necrophilia of the rotting carcasses of hair-metal bands so frivolous and banal that I can't even remember more than a handful of their insipid names, and slavish devotion to an ideal that is at best passé and at worst laughable ... that this type of drivel should be taken seriously.

Rating: 3 /10 [1.75/5] (the plus is for the brevity of the disc?)


Apparently, if the press releases accompanying the promo (once again, no artwork to review ? come on you industry-types?.if you want a thorough review of your product you need to provide the libretto?) are to be believed, when you visit Brazil set your watches back 20 years...

Turn Away (4:23) / Reason (4:40) / More (4:04) / Innocence (4:38) / Scarred Forever (5:21) / In The Night (5:54) / Rough Stone (4:58) / Iron Soul (5:26) / Trail Of Tears (3:51) / Born To Be (6:00)

Andre Matos - vocals
Ricardo Confessori - drums
Luis Mariutti - bass guitar
Hugo Mariutti - guitars


Fabio Ribeiro - organ
Marcus Viana - violin, cello
Leandro Ricardo - piano

The Ritual (2002)
RituAlive (2003)
Reason (2005)
Immortal (2007)

RituAlive (DVD) (2003)
Anime Alive 2008 (DVD) (2008)

Genre: Traditional Metal

Origin BR

Added: July 25th 2005
Reviewer: Jan-Mikael Erakare
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Language: english


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